Monday 10 Sep 2018
Project to build new footbridge at Leicestershire level crossing begins today
Network Rail have today (Monday, 10 September) begun work to construct a new footbridge at Little Bowden level crossing as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.
The investment will provide a safe route across the railway for residents, as well as creating a vital pedestrian route to Little Bowden primary school and nearby leisure facilities.
The new footbridge will replace the existing level crossing, which has been closed since August 2015.
Rob McIntosh, Route Managing Director at Network Rail, said: “We’re delighted that work has begun on this important project.
“We are always looking at ways that we can improve safety and building this footbridge is one way we can do this.
“We’d like to thank residents for their patience whilst this project takes place and we look forward to them reaping the benefits.”
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We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
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